Detoxing in autumn allows you to prepare your body to cleanse its environment by boosting the immune system, to better face the winter.
A sluggish liver, congested kidneys and an unhealthy gut will affect your health. This is what happens when your body stores toxins. The purpose of a seasonal detox is to help your body eliminate waste and toxins.
The cure starts by detoxifying the emunctories with the aid of plants in the form of food, herbal teas, tablets or vials. The emunctories are the organs that allow waste to be eliminated: the kidneys, liver, gut, lungs and skin.
This natural method will help your body heal itself. It is recommended to eat plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced and alkaline diet to keep your energy levels up.
1. THE KIDNEYS
Kidneys are the first organ to detox your body, as they flush out most of the waste by filtering the blood. They regulate the water balance in your body and produce hormones.
Keeping hydrated will help you eliminate toxins.
The plants that are recommended for them are:
Asparagus, spinach, celery, beetroot and carrots, cherry stems, dandelion, ash tree, horsetail, nettle and meadowsweet.
2. THE LIVER
This organ, which regenerates itself, eliminates toxins by transforming them in order to purify the blood. At night, it neutralizes the toxins absorbed during the day. It regulates body temperature and synthesises nutrients. It also directly affects the appearance and health of your skin. It is the key organ of your well-being.
To take care of your liver, eat black radish, artichoke, rosemary, common fumitory, milk thistle, desmodium and dandelion.
To relieve it, moist heat will improve how it functions. You can use Dr Salmanoff’s hot water bottle.
Place a hot, damp cloth on your liver. Place a hot water bottle filled with water at 60°C on the cloth for half an hour. Repeat daily.
This treatment will stimulate the blood flow to the liver. This organ cleanses, heats and nourishes itself. Dr. Salmanoff, who experimented with this technique for many years, drew three conclusions from this practice:
– After two or three weeks, the diaphragm unwinds, its movements become more ample and strong.
– Breathing, circulation and general nutrition are improved for the benefit of your health.
– This medication is simple, deep and effective.
Now that the liver is cleansed, the gut can in turn be detoxed.
3. THE GUT
The gut is essential, as it drains waste from the liver, pancreas and gallbladder and eliminates it. It is home to the intestinal flora, which is balanced by the consumption of unrefined, high-fibre, low-meat foods. It is at the heart of the digestive system and it nourishes the body.
The plants that are beneficial to it are:
Fennel, cabbage, onion, garlic, cumin, rhubarb, prune, flaxseed, rosemary, mallow with its mucilage, senna, psyllium and fumitory. Grapes with their high flavonoid content are also recommended.
4. THE LUNGS
The lungs filter the blood and eliminate toxins. All antioxidant-rich foods are good for them.
To cleanse your lungs, physical activity is the surest way to stimulate the respiratory system and boost immunity.
However, here are some beneficial plants you can use:
Eucalyptus, thyme with its antibacterial properties, mallow, lungwort, Scotch pine, marrubium and elecampane.
5. THE SKIN
Skin plays a dual role and should be allowed to breathe and to eliminate the substances it secretes. Heat helps it accomplish this function. It eliminates waste in the form of salt crystals through sweat glands and in the form of a glue-like compound through sebaceous glands.
The plants that help this organ are:
Burdock, nettle, borage, chamomile and wild pansy.
Detoxing the emunctories must be done while considering the health of the person who is doing the cure. Professional advice is recommended, as some of these plants should not be taken without interruption outside of a cure.
Have you already done a detox? If so, which one?